Monster Energy Kawasaki Irvine, Calif. Tue, 31 May 2011 Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki's Tyla Rattray proved his mettle in Texas overcoming blistering heat to win the 250 class overall with a 2-1 finish at Round 2 of the AMA Motocross Championship...
Sebastian Vettel admitted he opted for a "risky" one-stop strategy because he was determined to try to win the Monaco Grand Prix. The championship leader decided to stay out while his rivals pitted during the opening safety car period, the German having to do a 56-lap stint on a set of soft tyres.
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Production of the current E90 and E92 BMW 3 Series will come to an end for good in October, in preparation for next spring's launch of the all-new F30 3 Series. Before the gas models bow out, the oil-burning 335d will cease production in August.
The death of the current 3er makes room for a sleeker, less cluttered version of the car which clings closely to the more aggressive new BMW design language. Among the changes will be flatter kidney grilles as well as shorter overhangs, as well as a more muscular stance.
The new 3s will also get a bump in efficiency, with a range of turbocharged four- and six-cylinder mills, with the outside chance of a three-banger joining the lineup later on. The next M3 will ditch V8 power in favor of a twin-turbo inline-six sporting about 450 horsepower.
Vitaly Petrov has escaped injury following his crash at the end of the Monaco Grand Prix. The Russian driver made contact with the barriers after crashing into the back of Jaime Alguersuari's Toro Rosso with six laps to go. Although the impact was at relative slow speed, the Russian stayed in the car and reported pain in his left ankle.
Granny GrumpHello loyal readers and other folks. First off I hope your Memorial Day weekend is turnin’ out to be a wonderful one filled with great memories. Let’s all remember that this holiday isn’t about great food or extra days off from work but rememberin’, acknowledgin’ and thankin’ all the men and women who have...more»
Jenson Button thinks that his fight for victory in the Monaco Grand Prix is far from a lost cause, despite world championship leader Sebastian Vettel starting ahead of him on the grid. With track position vital in Monaco, and the dirty side of the track having not offered the best get away in the support races, Button's chances of beating Vettel into the first corner appear to be slim.
We all lament the fact that real life gets in the way of the things we want to do. This was true on many levels for Monday Night’s iRacing V8 Supercar Series at Mid Ohio, Week Four. Firstly, series heavyweights Madison Down and Peter Read were absent from the proceedings. Down was in the USA. Real-world V8 Supercar star, Stone Brothers Racing’s Shane Van Gisbergen showed that he’s had just about enough of these sim racers keeping him off the podium’s top spot. He made his intentions known with a pole time of 1 min 23.26. The Hague’s Rens Broekman made a return to the top split sharing the front row with Van Gisbergen. XSG’s Michael McCabe was also returning, replete with new livery, taking third grid spot just to [...]
Lewis Hamilton said that a wrong strategy choice was responsible for him qualifying down in seventh place for the Monaco Grand Prix. The McLaren driver had been fastest in both Q1 and Q2, but only planned a single run at the end of Q3 with super soft tyres and was one of the drivers caught on a flying lap when Sergio Perez's heavy crash brought out the red flags with just over two minutes to go. In a bid to get a good track position once the green flags waved again, Hamilton left his garage early and queued in the pitlane, causing his tyres to lose temperature and leaving him with cold tyres and brakes and an understeering car.